Tom Fitzpatrick

Profile Updated: June 14, 2020
Residing In Santa Fe, NM USA
Spouse/Partner Mary Jo Mulligan
Occupation Volunteer Habitat For Humanity
Children I don't get any Father's Day cards, never felt the need to have children.
Military Service Navy  
Yes! Attending Reunion
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I was in the U.S. Navy on an aircraft carrier, I worked in the machine shop on board. I worked as a machinist after I got out for several years. I became a police officer for the City of Hialeah and retired after 22 years. I owned rental properties for a number of years and started doing handy man work. I now volunteer with Habit for Humanity building homes in Santa Fe New Mexico.

School Story

I went to Monseignor Pace High school before being asked to leave, apparently they believed teachers could hit you without justification and not be hit back. I believed in defending myself.

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Feb 12, 2021 at 7:17 PM
Feb 12, 2021 at 7:03 PM

Sounds like you’ve stayed Super Busy Ray! I spent my Military service in the Navy with most of it on an Aircraft Carrier, the USS Randolph CVS 15 out of Norfolk Virginia. They put me in the boiler rooms until I passed my test for Machinery Repairman 3rd Class (E4) in the Machine shop for the remainder of my enlistment. I worked in a Machine shop in Miami for a couple of years, and went to George T. Baker Aviation school for two years five nights a week, and passed my tests for my Airframe and Power plant License, which coincidentally was the same time most of the airlines went out of business. I got on my motorcycle and started traveling. I stayed in Baltimore Maryland for a year or so and worked as a machinist for a dredge company. I returned to Hialeah and worked as a machinist in a job shop for a couple of years. I went to Hialeah City Hall and wanted to see if I could get on the Fire Dept.
My dad was a retired fireman from New York City. They told me everyone wants to be a fireman. How would I feel about being a Police Ofc.? I asked if it payed the same, and if I could retire after 20 years. They said yes, so I took the tests and scored well and got the job. I worked there from June 1971 to March 20th 1993. I did handyman work to stay busy after retirement.
I met my wife MaryJo when she was visiting the Florida Keyes from SantaFe New Mexico a little over twelve years ago. A friend of mine who had moved to New Mexico knew her from
Yoga classes. He told her to look me up when she got to Florida. She called me and we met up that weekend and hit it off. We’ve been married 12 years now. I moved from Hialeah to SantaFe and have been here since. I’ve been volunteering with Habitat for Humanity for about 12 years now building Homes In SantaFe. I work with a lot of great people and enjoy the work. After each house is finished we have a dedication ceremony and turn the home over to the family that completed the eligibility requirements, which include the new owners
Volunteering a set number of hours. We’ve been on Hiatus for about two months or more now because of the Pandemic. We will be starting back to work Feb. 16th. In the interim I have been getting in some good snow skiing, the Area is called Ski SantaFe and is about a 17 mile drive from our house.

My sister Sheila is married and living in Dunwoody Georgia, she sells real Estate and her Husband Mike Malloy is a mortgage broker. Her son Conor also does mortgages and her two daughters Kaleigh and Mary are living in Los Angeles California managing Apartments and trying to break into show business.

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Feb 09, 2021 at 4:04 PM

Hi Barbara, Tom Fitzpatrick here. My wife and I live in SantaFe New Mexico, she was living here when I met her in the Florida Keyes about 12 yrs ago. I was there for a friends retirement party and she was there to get her Yoga teaching Certification. One of my Hialeah
Friends who had moved to New Mexico told her to call me when she got to town. We hit it off and after she returned home we stayed in touch and she invited me to SantaFe and we still felt the same. We’ve been married now 12 years in July. We Live in SantaFe New Mexico.

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Feb 08, 2021 at 8:22 PM

Hi Ray, Tom Fitzpatrick here! My wife and I are living in SantaFe New Mexico, we are about 13 miles West of the ski area. Hope you are well!!

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Jan 17, 2021 at 1:49 AM

I am sorry for your loss of Dale, I hope you are doing okay! Tom Fitzpatrick, my wife MaryJo and I are living in SantaFe New Mexico. My email is retcoptom@aol.com

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Jan 12, 2021 at 1:41 PM

Hi Barbara, Tom Fitzpatrick Here. My wife and I are in SantaFe New Mexico
About 15 miles downhill from Ski SantaFe base. I had a great day on the mountain yesterday, no falls! Tell Mike I said Hi, I used to live a few doors down from him on West 4th Ct. in Hialeah when my family relocated from Jamaica Queens New York in October 1960.

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Nov 04, 2020 at 1:43 PM

Are you related to John Garoutte? I remember him driving a Rumi motor scooter. He lived by West 4th Court and 55th St in Hialeah. We lived down the street@5450 W 4th Ct in 1960, I live in SantaFe New Mexico now. Tom Fitzpatrick

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Oct 27, 2020 at 3:57 PM

I worked with Wayne back in 1971 when I first came on the Hialeah Police Department, I knew a Susan Lynch when I was in the Hialeah Flamingos Drum and Bugle Corp, Do you know if she is the one He was Married to?

Tom Fitzpatrick My email is retcoptom@aol.com 
 

 

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Sep 30, 2020 at 12:44 PM

Rest In Peace.

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Jun 14, 2020 at 12:21 PM

Hi Jim, hope you are doing well. You’re living close to my old stomping grounds, I was on the Aircraft Carrier USS Randolph CVS15 out of Norfolk during my time in the Navy 1965-1967 and a frequent visitor to Grandby Street for a cold beer.

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Oct 30, 2019 at 12:33 PM

Diane, I was sad to hear of your brother passing away.  I lost my brother Gene who you knew, two years ago due to Pancreatic Cancer.  My sister Sheila and his son John and Gene's wife Carmen and I were with him in Hospice the last weeks of his life.  It was one of the saddest moments of my life.  There are so many memories that we have of our family members who have passed away.  May these memories comfort you in this time of grieving.  Tom Fitzpatrick.

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Oct 09, 2019 at 4:33 PM

My condolences to his family and friends.

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Jun 29, 2019 at 4:33 PM

I knew John Berrios from the neighborhood, we all used to hang around together when we were 14 to 16 years old.  He was a nice guy, pretty quiet.  Both of my brothers also served in Vietnam and were lucky to survive.  An infiltrator had put a bomb in the tent next to my oldest brothers tent, but was caught and No one was injured except the infiltrator.  My other brother had an attack of appendicitis and had to be hospitalized, while in the hospital his sergeant drove over a land mine and was killed.  If my brother hadn’t had appendicitis, he would have been in the Jeep with him.

 

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